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The Nude Bomb (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Softcore actress Sylvia Kristel plays Agent 34. Ironically, though this movie is titled "The Nude Bomb", Kristel is never seen nude nor even partially naked. See more »

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During the sequence where Agent 86 and The Chief visit Carruthers at the apartment, the viewer can see in some shots that Don Adams is wearing a hearing aid in his left ear. See more »

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Agent 22: [referring to Jonathan Levinson Seigle] We have to ask him some questions.
Doctor: He can't talk.
Maxwell Smart: Can he type?
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The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Hide this "bomb" under the "Cone of Silence"
7 October 2006 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the poorest of the classic TV show adaptation movies. Lacks any of the heart of the original show. Only Don Adams, of the original show, was involved in this film. He reprises his Maxwell Smart character very well, but there's no humor in the script for him to work with.

The classic spy movies satire Get Smart provided the kind of jokes you could use as one-liners in everyday speech, and the pleasant nostalgia of remembering lines like "Missed it by that much," "Sorry about that, Chief," "Would you believe...," etc. still evoke a smile today. This movie had little of that humor, and a contrived storyline that tried but went nowhere. Worst of all: there were none of Admas's hilarious co-stars doing the agents 99, 13, Himey, and of course the Chief. Ed Platt, as the chief, had passed away by the time this was made, but they failed to even get one of the others.

The writing of failure was on the wall before they started. One has to wonder: why (beyond the obvious cash-in on the name, that is) did they do this? At least the word "bomb" was in the title to warn you.


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